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2022 National Preparedness Month: Protect Your Legacy

September is National Preparedness Month — an excellent opportunity to step up your messaging about earthquake risks and encourage people to take action today to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy” (#LastingLegacy), with the core message, “The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” The 2022 campaign features a call to action for the Black and African American community. Message topics in the campaign’s media kit include teaching children and youth, making a personal/family emergency plan, and building emergency supply kits. 

Watch also for national public service announcements throughout the month that are designed to help deliver preparedness information to those who live in underserved communities.

Visit to learn more about National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme.

Checkout the National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit to find graphics and other resources that you can to use in your posts and preparedness messaging this month. 

NASA’s Earth Observations Can Help Disaster Preparedness and Response on the Ground

Colored satellite image of the region to the east of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
An Unwrapped Interferogram satellite image on 3/22/2020, for Utah’s Magna earthquake, can be used to identify where surface deformation may have occurred. Photo attribution: ASF DAAC 2020 using GAMMA software. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2020, processed by ESA.

The Disasters program area within NASA’s Applied Sciences Program offers satellite data and analysis to help improve the resilience of communities and support response and recovery following earthquakes and other disasters.

Information and analysis provided by the program can help communities identify vulnerabilities and better plan for and mitigate their hazards. When disaster does strike, the Disasters Program team works with local emergency response agencies to connect them to timely, relevant imagery, data, and analysis that supports informed decision-making and impactful allocation of resources.

To learn more, check out the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal and the following links on the program’s website: